All posts tagged blockbuster

The First Purge, a step backwards for the franchise

Let’s be honest, did anybody see The Purge (2013) and expect sequels? They are built upon a ridiculous premise and the series started with, what is essentially, a poorly done […]

Reviewing The Incredibles: The best superhero film of all time?

The Incredibles premiered in November 2004 and instantly earned its status as a beloved animated classic. Written and directed by Brad Bird (director of The Iron Giant, Ratatouille), the film […]

Incredibles 2: A Solid Return for America’s Greatest Super Family

Pixar’s output this last decade has been largely focused on sequelization, perhaps the most anticipated is the follow up to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles (2004). It’s arguably one of the best superhero stories put […]

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kindom – A Floundering Franchise?

The Jurassic Park franchise has been on a rough journey ever since the first film. Steven Spielberg’s original was a classic, ground-breaking film, but his follow-up The Lost World was […]

‘Welcome to the Desert of the Virtually Real’ – Ready Player One and The Heavenly Hazards of Nostalgia

For those of you that have now seen Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One, you were no doubt attracted to it, and left your screening of it satisfied, due […]

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review – Less Planet Earth, More Planet Hollywood, in this Amusing and Action-Packed Return to the Jungle World of Jumanji

There’s been a lot of criticism aimed at Hollywood’s habit of rebooting every franchise going. So eyebrows were suitably raised when it was announced that Sony was tackling a sequel […]

John Carpenter, Master of Disguise: Why He’s the Answer to that Classic Question of what Cinema Should Be

There’s that well-known argument between film fans: should cinema be art, or just pure entertainment? Can one be entertained by one of Andrei Tarkovsky’s slow-burning allegories, or find an artistic […]

The Mummy Review – The ‘Dark Universe’ Needs a Few Bandages to Bring Itself Back to Life after this Lukewarm, yet Innocently Fun, Start

If there is one trend that has really surged into the blood stream of the film industry, it’s the so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’. Marvel, DC, Fox, they’ve all jumped aboard the […]

In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]